Thread: Pre-Game Talk: 2013 NHL Entry Draft Talk
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02-28-2013, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by arsmaster View Post
Not trying to stir stuff, but what makes Hartman a 30-40 point guy in your eyes?

Ryan Callahan seems to have the same size and production, and has become an NHL captain, top PKer, and bonafide 25-30 goal threat.

What separates him from Hartman? Or even a guy like Marchand, Gallagher etc.

I have the same questions about him that you do, just wondering why you limit his upside so much.
I just don't like guys playing like that at that size. Callahan is a freak of a player to have gotten this far playing the style that he is at that size and he suffers for it with constant injuries. He did hit 65 point pace once but it seems like his ceiling is around 50-55 points with 1st unit PP time (that one year he was on pace for 60+ he only played 60 games). You can't overlook that he got a whole half of his goals on the PP in his two most productive years.

I think both Marchand and Gallagher are more talented and smarter. I think that gets forgotten with all the attention to their size and style of play.

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